Wednesday, April 29, 2009

EPA pulls the plug on Navajo power plant

EPA filed a motion to remand the air permit for the planned 1,500 megawatt Desert Rock power plant on the Navajo Reservation in northwest New Mexico, according to a report in Reuters. The plant was intended to supply power to Arizona and Nevada cities.

The plant has created a schism in the Navajo Nation with opponents concerned about environmental impacts and proponents anticipating revenue to the Tribe of $50 million per year from the project. [right, drilling into Morrison Fm. aquifer to test water flow rates. Credit, Sithe Global]

1 comment:

  1. There's more detail about EPA's Desert Rock decision at the Durango Herald: .